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University College Dublin

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WELCOME TO

UCD

GRADUATE TAUGHT | RESEARCH STUDENTS

2018/19


GRADUATE CHECKLIST We are excited that you have decided to attend UCD! We recommend you use the checklist provided to help you keep track of the major steps in the process. 1 Accept your offer (If you haven’t already done so) Ensure your place on the course by accepting your offer. If you are accepting online, you may be asked to submit an enrolment deposit of €500. This deposit is applied towards your tuition fee.

7 Organise your health Insurance Students from EU Member States in possession of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are entitled to public health services in Ireland. Non-EU students must obtain private health insurance.

2 Review payment options and pay fees UCD has made a number of payment options available to help you settle your fees quickly and efficiently www.ucd.ie/students/fees/howtopay.html

8 Arrive in time for Orientation For September 2018 start programmes, the University Orientation takes places between Tuesday, 4th and Friday 7th September. Programme-specific orientation may sit outside these dates, so it is important to check with your School.

3 Register for your course Register online via UCD Connect. Please check keydates to see when online registration opens for your programme. Photo upload for your student UCARD should also be done during registration. www.ucd.ie/students/registration 4 Check immigration regulations and apply for a visa (if applicable) All non-EU/EEA students must comply with Irish immigration requirements. Please click on Immigration Regulations and Visa details for further information. www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucdglobal/coming-to-ireland/visa-andimmigration 5 Finalise your accommodation If you have been offered a place on campus, click Pay Residential Fees to view and pay residential fees. If you will be living off campus, check out the UCD student accommodation search engine and other sources listed on the Graduate Studies website www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/studywithus/ lifeoncampus/accommodation 6 Make Travel Arrangements

9 Attend the GradsConnect event All incoming graduate students are invited to this event hosted by UCD Graduate Studies. The event will be held on Tuesday, 18th September 2018 in O’Reilly Hall. More Information 10 Collect your Student UCARD It is essential that you collect your UCARD as soon as you arrive on campus as you will need it for payments, access to facilities, and as identification. UCD Smurfit Programme Office will distribute cards from orientation week onwards. www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/studywithus/ newstudentsincludingregistration 11 Know where to go for Support www.ucd.ie/students 12 Get to know your Students’ Union www.ucdsu.ie 13 Make sure you read the Academic Policies and Student Guidelines www.ucd.ie/students/services.html 14 Get involved in UCD Life www.ucd.ie/studentcentre


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Before You Arrive

On Arrival At UCD

Orientation Week

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IT Services In UCD

Important Dates

How To Register Online

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Fees Information

UCD Regulations

Student Support

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Campus Facilities

Getting To UCD

UCD Students’ Union

24 Get Social Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained herein is correct at time of going to print. However, it may be subject to change. University College Dublin does not have editorial control or take responsibility for the material published under the Students’ Union banner.


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We are delighted to welcome you to UCD Once you accept your offer – and we really hope you do - you should start preparing for the start of term. There are quite a few important things you need to do in the next few weeks, even before you get here!

DOWNLOAD THE UCD MOBILE APP

Google Play or iTunes Go to Google Play or the iTunes store and search for UCD Mobile. The app will really help you settle in to life in UCD.

5 GO TO UCD CONNECT

www.ucd.ie/connect ACCEPT YOUR OFFER

Three working days after you accept your offer, go to www.ucd.ie/connect

(If you have not already done so.)

This will give you access to a number of services including SISWeb and UCD email. Click on the relevant icon and enter your username and password when asked. Your username is your student number and your default password is your date of birth (ddmmyy).

Ensure your place on the course by accepting your offer.

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GET SOCIAL!

www.ucd.ie/social-media Use the hashtag #helloucd to connect with other students joining UCD this year. Check out the list of UCD-related social media sites (page 24) and keep up to date with the latest news and events from around the University.

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FINALISE YOUR ACCOMMODATION

www.ucd.ie/residences www.ucdaccommodationpad.ie

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BEGIN REGISTRATION

www.ucd.ie/students/registration

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You can begin registration within three working days of accepting your offer. To enter online registration, go to UCD Connect, click on the SISWeb icon and enter your login details. International students, keep an eye on your UCD Connect email for information about your registration.

If you have been offered a place in UCD accommodation, follow the instructions emailed to you by UCD Residences very carefully. If you don’t get a place on campus, check out the following links for accommodation off campus:

Make sure you upload your photo by the 31 August deadline so that you can collect your UCD Student Card (UCARD) at the time allocated for you during Orientation Week. UCD Smurfit School Programme Office will be distributing UCARD’s from orientation onwards.

www.ucdaccommodationpad.ie www.ucdsu.ie www.findahome.ie www.daft.ie

Visit www.ucd.ie/ graduatestudies/studywithus/ newstudentsincludingregistration for more information.


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AFTER YOU ARRIVE MAKE SURE YOU READ...

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ORIENTATION Orientation is the time to ask all questions, to meet other students and have fun. Your school will engage with you specifically in relation to programme orientation. There may also be orientation events available specifically for graduate students in some of the graduate schools along with the GradsConnect Welcome Event, which will take place on Tuesday, 18th September from 4-6pm in UCD O’Reilly Hall Orientation runs from Tuesday, 4th to Friday 7th September. Classes will begin on Monday, 10th September. Orientation events takes place throughout the week.

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KNOW WHERE TO GO FOR SUPPORT

www.ucd.ie/students There is much to enjoy at university, but it can also be difficult and stressful at times. If you have any problems while you’re here, there are people to help you. The different types of support are listed on page 14 and also available at www.ucd.ie/students/ support or call in to see us at the Student Desk in the Tierney building.

UCD Student Charter UCD Student Code UCD Academic Regulations UCD Student Email Protocol UCD Smoke-free Campus Policy UCD Mental Health Policy The Acceptable Usage Policy Healthy UCD Dignity and Respect Policy

www.ucd.ie/students

(Click on Student Services)

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GET INVOLVED IN UCD LIFE

www.ucd.ie/studentcentre There are more than a hundred clubs and societies in UCD, covering activities such as debating and creative writing to juggling and dancing, and everything in between. Find a club, society or group that interests you, and join it. And don’t miss out on the opportunity to get involved during Freshers’ Week (17-21 September) and Sports Expo (17-20 September).

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GET TO KNOW YOUR STUDENTS’ UNION

www.ucdsu.ie On joining UCD, you automatically become a member of the UCD Students’ Union (SU). The SU represents students’ views and opinions, and works on a number of University committees from all areas of university life as the voice of the student population. See page 20 for more information.


ORIENTATION WEEK For September 2018 start programmes, the University General Orientation programme runs from the 4th to 7th September. Programme-specific orientation might sit outside of this.

Two of the most important things to do during Orientation Week are to say ‘Hello’ to other new students and to get involved in as many activities as you can.

Your School will contact you directly in relation to Programme Orientation. R PEER MENTO

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You have the opportunity to make new friends and get to know people. UCD Orientation Guides (dressed in blue t-shirts) will help you to familiarise yourself with the campus and UCD services. You will meet staff in the School. It gives you the opportunity to receive academic advice and find out more about your programme and timetable. We introduce you to all the student services at UCD and what they offer you.

You collect your UCD Student Card (UCARD) which is required for accessing the library and other on-campus services. UCARDs can be collected from building 71 during Orientation Week and from the programme office in the Smurfit Business School. You visit the Students’ Union tent to learn about its services and activities. There are also lots of fun activities during the week, including a comedy debate, food fair, movie nights, sports tournaments, gigs, Orientation Barbecue and Res Céilí.

Welcome Reception for Graduate Taught and Research Students

Tuesday, 18th September, 16:00-18:00 UCD O’Reilly Hall

WELCOME TO UCD 2018

WHAT HAPPENS DURING ORIENTATION?


IT SERVICES IN UCD IT support is available by calling into one of our IT Centres (located in the Daedalus building and in the Health Sciences Centre), by contacting the IT Helpdesk on 01 716 2700 or email ithelpdesk@ucd.ie. You can also check the Student IT Guide on www.ucd.ie/itservices/startoftermguide for helpful hints and tips.

UCD CONNECT ACCESS TO IMPORTANT SERVICES Each student in UCD is provided with a UCD Connect account, so you have access to key online services. Through UCD Connect, you get unlimited combined Gmail and Google Drive storage plus a personal calendar with your student timetable in it. Useful tip: Sync these to your smartphone, so you have easy access to information wherever you are! Your personalised UCD email address will be used for official UCD correspondence including a fortnightly USERNAME student e-zine and Your username is your UCD student number. academic and exams PASSWORD information. Please If you have already created a password for SISWeb, please use that. make sure that you Otherwise, your default password is your date of birth (in the format check it regularly. ddmmyy). You also have access to the University’s eLearning environment (Blackboard/Brightspace), where you can submit assignments, check announcements, and use wikis and blogs. Software applications are available to download or stream from AppsAnywhere on UCD Connect.

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! Your IT security is your own responsibility so make sure you change your password on first login and remember to use a strong password. There is a change password tool in UCD Connect. Never share your username or password. www.ucd.ie/itservices/ourservices/security

Ensure the AntiVirus software on your laptop is up to date. Sophos Anti-Virus software is available to download for free to all registered students through UCD Connect.


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Before arriving on campus, download the free app ‘UCD Mobile’. New students can find student orientation information and timetables, add events to your personal calendar or view locations on the map. Registration information for all students is also available.

The app includes an interactive map of the campus (with an augmented reality view of locations for iPhone users), handy access to Blackboard content and announcements as well as a library catalogue search function, information on student supports, news updates, an events calendar, sports fixtures and much more! You can even book in your gym class and the cinema.

WELCOME TO UCD 2018

UCD MOBILE APP


IMPORTANT DATES Most Programmes start at the beginning of the academic year in early September. The start date for your programme will be stated on your offer letter. Research programmes can usually start at the beginning of September, January or May. For details on term, revision and exam dates please see the academic calendar for 2018/2019 at www.ucd.ie/students/keydates.htm

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Orientation

4 September - 7 September

Semester One 10 September - 30 November

Semester Two 21 January - 26 April

Summer Term 20 May - 1 September


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HOW TO REGISTER ONLINE Before you begin the academic year at UCD, you will need to fully register with the University. Registration allows you to obtain your UCD Student Card (UCARD) and gain access to the wide range of facilities available to our students. Check key dates to see when online registration opens for your programme. To access online registration, go to UCD Connect and click on the SISWeb icon. Enter your UCD Connect username and password when asked. If you are a new student your username is your UCD student number and your default password is your date of birth (ddmmyy) - you can change your password once you have logged in. If you were a student of UCD in the last three years your computer account and email details remain the same. The Enter Registration Process button will bring you to the online registration pages. The first time you click on it you are confirming your registration for 2018/19.

Your UCD Connect account will be available 48 hours in advance of online registration. Blackboard/Brightspace access will be available within 24 hours of registering to your programme. If you have any questions or problems with the registration process, please contact your College/School directly. Please see Registration 2018/19 for times, a step-by-step guide to registration and other support information. University College Dublin

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HOW TO REGISTER ONLINE A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO UCD REGISTRATION BACK TO CONTENTS

Make sure you read the How to Register Online guide for full stepby-step instructions www.ucd.ie/students/guides.html

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To access UCD Connect email, you will need to go to www.ucd.ie/connect and click on the Mail icon. Enter your username (UCD student number) and your password (Date of Birth in ddmmyy format).


FEES PAYING YOUR FEES INFORMATION DEADLINES FOR PAYMENT OF FEES*

Programmes of one semester’s duration

Programme fee

Full amount Sunday, 9 September 2018

Graduate Students on programmes of 2 semesters

Programme fee

First instalment  Sunday, 9 September 2018

Graduate Students on programmes of 3 semesters e.g. research, taught masters etc.

Programme fee

Remaining balance due Thursday 31 January 2019 First instalment  Sunday, 9 September 2018 Second instalment  Thursday 31 January 2019 Third instalment  Saturday, 18 May 2019

* Fee Payment Dates for September Start

HOW MUCH DO I PAY?

HOW TO PAY

A detailed breakdown of your fee obligation is available while registering in the SIS Student Information System through your UCD Connect account.

You can pay online through online registration (SISWeb) using a debit/credit card

Please see www.ucd.ie/fees for further information.

A third party can pay on your behalf. Visit www.ucd.ie/fees and click on ‘Third Party Payment’

For important dates for your academic year, visit www.ucd.ie/students/keydates

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For information about Fees and EU Fee eligibility please visit www.ucd.ie/fees


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If you have applied for a grant through Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), remember to provide us with your SUSI application number in the Personal Details section of the online registration system.

WITHDRAWING FROM YOUR PROGRAMME* *For students starting in September.

If you are considering withdrawing, talk to someone first. Talk to your School, Student Adviser or staff on your programme about why you’re thinking of leaving.

This is a 13-digit alphanumeric number, beginning with ‘W’. Please note that all students in receipt of a grant must pay the Student Centre Levy of €254 plus any fees not payable under the grant scheme.

If you still wish to withdraw, complete a withdrawal form and return the completed form and your UCD Student Card (UCARD) to your School by Friday 19th October 2018.

For information about grants, visit www.susi.ie and www.studentfinance.ie

FINANCIAL SUPPORT IN UCD As a student of University College Dublin, you are expected to have budgeted appropriately and sufficiently before starting your studies. However, UCD recognises that unexpected financial problems can arise. If you find yourself in financial difficulty, you may wish to seek advice from one of the following: your Student Adviser, your Chaplain or your SU Welfare Officer. For information about the types of financial support available in UCD, visit www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers

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If you withdraw on or before 19th October 2018, you will receive a full refund of any payments made subject to point 1.4 of the refunds policy.

If you withdraw after the 19 October deadline, you will 19 OCT be liable for fees. For more information, visit www.ucd.ie/students/fees/ withdrawal.html For College/Graduate School contacts visit www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/ collegesandschools For Student Adviser contacts, visit www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers Visit the fees website for more information www.ucd.ie/fees

WELCOME TO UCD 2018

INFORMATION ON GRANTS


UCD REGULATIONS When you become a UCD student, you join a community that values honesty, integrity, dignity and respect. The UCD Student Charter and Student Code outline the role you play and how you are expected to act while in UCD. It is important that you familiarise yourself with the University Regulations before you begin your life here in UCD. UCD STUDENT CHARTER The Student Charter sets out the roles and responsibilities of the various groups within our University and outlines what you can expect from your University and what the University can expect from its student members. UCD STUDENT CODE The Student Code establishes the University’s expectations in respect of student behaviour and conduct. UCD STUDENT EMAIL PROTOCOL Remember to check your UCD email account frequently so that you don’t miss out on important information from the University. We use your UCD email address for all official communication with you. The full student email protocol can be found at the link below.

UCD ACADEMIC REGULATIONS Your studies in UCD are governed by a set of overarching rules called Academic Regulations. These regulations are supported by academic policy, procedures and guidelines. For ease of use, there is also a quick reference user’s guide to the regulations available which allows you to search for topics in a FAQ format. UCD EXAM REGULATIONS UCD has examination procedures and regulations in place so make sure that you are aware of the rules. UCD SMOKE-FREE CAMPUS POLICY UCD is committed to working toward a smoke free campus. From September 2017 all built-up areas of the campus, commuting hubs, carparks and pedestrian routes to and from commuting facilities are prescribed as smoke-free zones. Your cooperation not to smoke/vape in these areas is appreciated. HEALTHY BEVERAGE CONSUMPTION In support of the Healthy Ireland programme, high added-sugar carbonated beverages (subject to sugar tax) are no longer for sale on campus. This initiative aims to promote healthier beverage consumption among the student and employee population.

You will find a copy of these regulations in the Student Services Directory on the Current Students area of the website, under University Regulations.

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UCD has many people available to help with your queries.

UCD GRADUATE STUDIES www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies Professor Barbara Dooley is the Dean of Graduate Studies at UCD. The Dean and her team coordinate Graduate Education in UCD. Please do not hesitate to contact the Dean’s office for any general queries you may have concerning any of our Graduate programmes in the University. T: + 353 (0) 1 716 4044 E: graduatestudies@ucd.ie

LOST/FOUND, EMERGENCY SECURITY, UNICARE EMERGENCY LINE, CAMPUS SERVICES www.ucdestates.ie/unicare T: +353 (0) 1 716 7000 E: campus.services@ucd.ie

COLLEGES & GRADUATE SCHOOLS www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/ collegesandschools UCD is divided into six colleges, each with a number of constituent schools. Each college has a graduate school. ACADEMIC ADVICE www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/ collegesandschools Please contact your School/Programme Coordinator. DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES ACCESS CENTRE www.ucd.ie/all/supports/disabilitysupport E: disability@ucd.ie ACCOMMODATION QUERIES www.ucd.ie/residences T: +353 (0) 1 716 1031 E: residences@ucd.ie OFFER/APPLICATION QUERIES T: +353 (0) 1 716 1350 E: www.ucd.ie/registry/admissions/ Apply_Contact.html

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT QUERIES, INTERNATIONAL OFFICE www.ucd.ie/international Immigration/Visa Queries Off campus Accommodation (International Students Only) T: +353 (0) 1 716 8500 E: international@ucd.ie FEES, TRANSCRIPTS, QUERIES/ ADMISSIONS, REGISTRATION, STUDENT RECORDS Student Desk www.ucd.ie/students/studentdesk T: +353 (0) 1 716 1555 E: Student Desk Connector MEDICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL & PSYCHIATRIC CARE STUDENT HEALTH T: +353 1 716 3134 STUDENT CARDS UCARD T: +353 1 716 8196 E: ucard@ucd.ie UCD STUDENTS’ UNION www.ucdsu.ie Niall Torris (Graduate Officer) E: graduate@ucdsu.ie

WELCOME TO UCD 2018

STUDENT SUPPORT


STUDENT SUPPORT Here is a sample of the best places to go for different types of queries.

I NEED ACADEMIC ADVICE School www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/ collegesandschools

I’VE GOT A PERSONAL PROBLEM Student Adviser www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers

UCD Access and Lifelong Learning Disability Support www.ucd.ie/all/supports/disabilitysupport

I’VE LOST MY UCD STUDENT CARD (UCARD) UCARD Bureau www.ucd.ie/ucard

I HAVE AN URGENT MEDICAL PROBLEM

I’M HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM

Student Health Service www.ucd.ie/stuhealth

www.ucd.ie/studentdesk

I WANT TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY ON CAMPUS

I NEED A TRANSCRIPT/CERT OF ATTENDANCE/ OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY STAMP

Ext. 7999 or (01) 716 7999 www.ucd.ie/estates

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I HAVE A DISABILITY/LEARNING DIFFICULTY

Student Desk www.ucd.ie/sisweb or www.ucd.ie/studentdesk


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I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY UCD ACCOMMODATION Student Residences (Resident Assistant) www.ucd.ie/residences

I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT MY FEES

I’M AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT WITH VISA PROBLEMS

Student Desk www.ucd.ie/studentdesk

UCD International www.ucd.ie/international

I’VE BEEN SICK AND CAN’T DO ALL MY ASSESSMENTS

I WANT TO GET IN TOUCH WITH OTHER STUDENTS FROM MY COUNTRY

School www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/ collegesandschools

UCD International www.ucd.ie/international

I’M IN FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES

I WANT TO JOIN A SOCIETY TO MEET NEW PEOPLE

UCD Student Advisers www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers

UCD Societies societies.ucd.ie


CAMPUS FACILITIES UCD has a population of around 30,000 people and is home to all of the facilities you’d expect to find in a small town. You’ll find almost everything you need on campus, including shops, cafés, a post office, a bank, a bicycle shop, a barber, a medical centre, a pharmacy and much more. Of course, life at university is not just about lectures and study; there is so much more to being at UCD.

UCD STUDENT CENTRE You will find that sports, societies and social life are vital ingredients of your university experience. The Student Centre, UCD Sport and the UCD Sport & Fitness complex are the home of student life on campus. This recently completed development provides our students with the most diverse student facilities of any university in Ireland. Facilities in the Student Centre include a state-of-the-art 3D cinema, a drama theatre, a debating chamber and a 600-seat auditorium. Visit www.ucd.ie/studentcentre for more information.

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UCD SPORT AND FITNESS UCD Students are entitled to free gym membership and discounted swim membership. To register for the gym and take your online induction, visit www.ucd.ie/sportandfitness

Campus Garda Office www.ucd.ie/estates

Career Development Centre www.ucd.ie/careers

Childcare www.ucd.ie/creche

The Writing Centre www.ucd.ie/writingcentre

Campus Services www.ucd.ie/estates

Computer Facilities/IT Services www.ucd.ie/itservices

Bord na Gaeilge UCD www.ucd.ie/bnag

Health Service www.ucd.ie/stuhealth

Disability Support www.ucd.ie/disability

Shops and Restaurants www.ucd.ie/students/guide/food.html

Campus Bookshop www.campusbookshopucd.com

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SOCIETIES societies.ucd.ie UCD has over 70 societies that offer students opportunities. Visit our website societies.ucd.ie, Tweet us @UCDSocieties or follow us on www.facebook.com/ UCDSocieties and don’t miss out on your first opportunity to get involved during Freshers’ Week (17-21 September).

LIBRARY www.ucd.ie/library/newstudents Graduate Students will find the services and collections of UCD Library the perfect place to start their research and study. There is a deep research collection available in five different libraries as well as thousands of high impact journals to support all disciplines of the University. There are over 3,000 quiet study places in the Library, individual study rooms which can be booked in advance by postgraduates, group study rooms and a dedicated Postgraduate Research Centre in the James Joyce Library. We have 3 cultural heritage units and a Research Services Team which provides a research repository, digital library, bibliometric support, data management, mapping and more. The Library also offers a range of classes including literature searching, using social media for research, mapping, managing your data, using metrics on your CV, using technologies in the humanities to facilitate research insights and using reference management software tools to help you manage your references. A full schedule is available at http://ucd.libcal.com/events We have an exciting programme of library introductions in the first weeks of semester and will be out and about. For further information for all new graduate students, visit the Library’s New Student Page.

LOST & FOUND

If you find property on campus please hand it in to Estate Services on the ground floor at the side of the Agriculture Building. If you’ve lost something visit them to see if it has been handed in. For a full list of facilities available to you in UCD, visit www.ucd.ie/students

STUDENT LOCKERS ucdestates.ie Lockers are available to rent for the academic year in the main teaching buildings. Lockers can be booked online through SISWeb using your UCD Student Card (UCARD).

WELCOME TO UCD 2018

SPORT www.ucd.ie/sport For many students at UCD, sport is an important part of life and we hope that you will continue this when you join us. With over 55 official sports clubs, excellent facilities and a huge programme of fitness classes, including ACE (Active Campus Europe), there is something for everyone. Sporting facilities include 12 natural grass pitches, including the UCD Bowl - home ground to both the UCD RFC and the UCD AFC - a 50 metre swimming pool, three gyms, squash courts, three multi-purpose sports halls, five-a-side and full size synthetic pitches, as well as the National Hockey Stadium. To see the full list of clubs and facilities, visit the UCD Sport website www.ucd.ie/sport and www.facebook. com/ucdsport. And don’t miss the Sports Expo which takes place during Freshers’ Week (17-20 September).


GETTING TO UCD

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The Belfield campus is located 4km from Dublin city centre on the N11. There are many travel options from various parts of the city, the local suburbs and indeed the whole country.

MAP OF THE UCD CAMPUS on your Orientation Social Events schedu le.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO UCD DUBLIN BUS There are many bus routes servicing the Belfield campus. Check out the Dublin Bus website which has links to bus routes in and out of the Belfield campus. www.dublinbus.ie IRISH RAIL THE DART will take you north to Howth and Malahide and south to Greystones. A shuttle bus operates from Sydney Parade to UCD during term time. ucdestates.ie/commuting | www.irishrail.ie LUAS The Green LUAS line, at Windy Arbour and Milltown, is also within walking distance. www.luas.ie AIRCOACH/DUBLIN AIRPORT Aircoach is a bus service from Dublin Airport to the city centre and UCD Campus. It passes by the main entrance to UCD on the Stillorgan Road. www.aircoach.ie | www.dublinairport.com TAXI The MyTaxi App is available as a free download from the App Store and Google Play for both iOS and Android devices mytaxi.ie

CYCLE APPS CYCLE PLANNER

DUBLIN BIKES

Find the best route for you choose a direct route, an easier route or to avoid hills!

Find your nearest docking station and bike availability

www.transportforireland.ie

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Traffic calming barriers are in place to prevent through traffic and operate from 7am to 10.30am and from 4pm to 7.30pm Monday to Friday. GoCar - UCD provides a GoBase for GoCars and free parking for GoCars. E-car - charging points are available on campus. UCD strongly encourages the use of public transport where possible. JOURNEYPLANNER Use the National Transport Authority’s journey planner to plan your journey by train, bus, tram, taxi and by foot. You can change searching options and search how to get from point A to B anywhere in Dublin. www.transportforireland.ie/journey-planner/about-journey-planner

Remember to use your Leap Card to make savings on public transport! One card for bus, Luas and train. www.leapcard.ie You can also save money on transport with a Student Travel Card. www.studenttravelcard.ie

REAL-TIME APPS DUBLIN BUS

REAL TIME IRELAND

Find out when the next bus is due

Real time arrival information for bus, train and Luas

www.dublinbus.ie

www.transportforireland.ie

WELCOME TO UCD 2018

COMMUTING TO UCD BY CAR: Parking is limited on campus and available on a first come first served basis. Car parks are designated permit parking or hourly paid zones. Eligible UCD Community members (including students) may apply for a parking permit at a charge of â‚Ź50 for the academic year 2018/19. For full details and to apply see www.ucd.ie/commuting


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Barry

President

president@ucdsu.ie 01 716 3111

My name’s Barry, I’m from Co. Carlow and I’m a former Science student. I lead our team, representing the largest student body in Ireland, at a University and National level. There’s so much more to UCD than your academic degree. Get involved in your SU by running for class rep, join a sports club or society. Make the best of it, you’re in for some of the best years of your life! See you at Fresh Fest and our Freshers’ Ball.

Stephen

My name is Stephen, I'm 21, lived in Dublin my whole life and just graduated from UCD with a degree in Politics. I've seen every side of UCD, from being a Class Rep and Peer Mentor helping students like you. I’m responsible for all Undergraduate students' academic issues, supporting students with every aspect of their college work.

Melissa

WELCOME TO UCD 2018

your elected officers...

Education

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I’m Melissa and I’m a 3rd year Midwifery student from Wicklow. College can be some of the best times in your life but coming to a large college like UCD can be daunting. Sometimes you may not know where to turn. My job is to point you in the right direction and to look out for your welfare, be it physical, sexual, financial or mental!

Welfare

welfare@ucdsu.ie 01 716 3112 My name is Tom and I’m a Mayo man with a passion for people. I’ve been involved with UCDSU since my first week of college in all aspects of college life - Class Representative, UCD Entertainment, protests, marches and much more. I lead the charge on passionate campaigns within the University on issues such as Mental Health, Gender Equality and LGBTQ+! I’m also responsible for the upkeep of all SU social media. If you ever need anything, make sure and drop into the SU corridor for a chat!

Niall

Graduate graduate@ucdsu.ie 01 716 3113

Thomas

Campaigns and Communications campaigns@ucdsu.ie 01 716 3110

As the graduate officer, I deal with postgraduate student issues including welfare and education. I plan on using campaigns and social events to foster a greater sense of community among postgraduate students. The Michael Smurfit Graduate business school will be one of my main focuses in this effort. If you have any issues, ideas, or just want to get involved don't hesitate to contact me.


We’ve got you sorted for September...

Get stuck in... Join our entertainment forum if you’re into partying, music and making memories and our campaigns crew if you’re the protesting type.

Pick up your copy of our infamous student handbook ‘Winging it in UCD’ from Fresh Fest Sept 4th - 7th

Don’t miss a thing Follow us on all socials @ucdsu. Keep your eyes peeled for our banners and posters plus the TV screens at our SU Shops for latest events and news.

Where to find us? We’re based in the Student Centre near the gym! It’s a 5 minute walk from the library towards the water tower!

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Freshers Ball 2018 Stick September 12th in your diary. Line up to be announced soon.

Sesh? Sesh with us and John Gibbons at ‘Fresh Sesh’ on Wednesday September 5th.


Connect

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WELCOME TO UCD 2018

Healthy UCD #healthyucd

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Be Active Help & Support Be Mindful

Keep Learning Eat Healthy @healthyUCD healthyUCD healthyucd@ucd.ie www.ucd.ie/healthyucd


GET SOCIAL

Here are some UCD-related social media sites that we recommend to our graduate students. Visit www.ucd.ie/social-media for a full list. Use the hashtag #helloUCD to connect with other students joining UCD this year.

/GRADUATESTUDIESUCD

@UCDGS

Keep up to date with news, events updates specifically for Graduate Students.

For news and events for Graduate Students.

/UNIVERSITYCOLLEGEDUBLIN

The voice of UCD on Twitter: sharing news and relevant updates from around the University.

Keep up to date with news, events and updates via this Facebook home of the University, aimed at students, staff, community and prospective students.

/UCDREGISTRY A wide range of support and services spanning the entire academic process: for updates on registration, exams and timetables this is worth a follow.

/UCDSTUDENTLIFE For updates, events and news about your hub for student sports, societies and fun on campus.

/UCDINTERNATIONAL News, events and support for the international student community.

@UCDDUBLIN

@UCDSTUDENTDESK Updates and information on registration, fees, exams and Student Desk news.

@UCDINTERNAT Updates and news for international students.

@UCDSTUDENTS News about sports, societies and events on campus.

@UCDITSERVICES For IT updates and service announcements

@UCDLIBRARY Follow us for updates on Library news and our collections and services.

MYUCD

/UCDLIBRARY Like our page and get news on Library events, collections and services.

Add UCDSTUDENTDESK & UCDSTUDENTLIFE for updates from across UCD.

FOLLOW YOUR COURSE

Many UCD Colleges (e.g. Science) and Schools (e.g. School of Archaeology) have a dedicated facebook and/ or Twitter presence. It’s a great way to find out what your lecturers, researchers and fellow students are up to. Have a look on www.ucd.ie/collegesandschools, go to your School page and look for their ‘find us on’ icons.

Guest lectures, college events, research discoveries and more are updated here. Check out the playlists for a great archive of past videos relating to your university.

UCDDUBLIN Check out Instagram for pictures of campus life. Why not tag #ucd #universitycollegedublin and #helloucd in your pictures too.

or visit www.ucd.ie/social-media

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Smoke-free UCD Creating

AIR OF RESPECT AN

for our environment and community

Thank you

for not smoking/vaping in the core built-up areas of campus.


For further information please contact us. We will be happy to deal with your enquiry or direct you to the best person to answer your question.

UCD Graduate Studies www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies T: +353 (0)1 716 4044 E: graduatestudies@ucd.ie graduatestudiesucd @ucdgs

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UCD Graduate Welcome Booklet 2018  

Guide for incoming Graduate Taught and Research Students to University College Dublin

UCD Graduate Welcome Booklet 2018  

Guide for incoming Graduate Taught and Research Students to University College Dublin